The theme, “Fuel—Fire—Future,” will combine science with local knowledge. The forum features panels of scientists, ranchers, conservationists, fire managers and rangeland professionals at the forefront of the many challenges surrounding wildfire in the West.
Fires on sagebrush rangelands are an ever-increasing reality of living in Idaho and the West. Many factors, including invasive plants, drier hotter summers and human activities, encourage wildfires that threaten both human communities and habitat for native plants and animals. Innovations and coordinated efforts in rangeland fire management are being implemented to combat these threats and mitigate damage.
The Rangeland Fall Forum is not an ordinary set of science talks. Participants are part of the conversation and can come away with actionable information to guide future decisions affecting rangelands.
The program includes three panel discussions and keynote talks. A partner showcase will feature current rangeland research projects and information on available resources.